Scholarships & Bursaries

Scholars will take the lead in many of the intellectual and extra-curricular activities of the whole School – and it is here, and in the Houses, that they learn how to use and mix their special gifts with those of others. It is vital that the scholarship process should encourage and reward attitudes to learning that will above all set standards for others. We believe that scholarships should not reward talent alone but should also take into account an individual’s independent potential and ability to maintain an eager, open-minded attitude to learning. It is important that Scholars should consistently achieve high standards during each year. For all scholarship applications a full report from the candidate’s school will be requested.

Candidates may apply for more than one scholarship.

It should also be noted that all scholarships are tenable throughout the holder’s career at Stowe, subject only to the Head’s satisfaction with the holder’s industry, performance and behaviour. All scholarships are awarded at the discretion of the Scholarships and Bursaries Committee.

What is available

Find out about the range of Scholarships on offer for Third and Sixth Form.

Third Form

Third Form Scholarship Booklet
Scholarship Summary of Requirements  
Sports Summary Form 
Scholarship Entry Form 
Scholarship Checklist

Sixth Form

Sixth Form Entry Booklet 
Scholarship Form

Third Form Scholarship Examination and Assessment Dates

13+ ISEB Common Academic Scholarship 24-26 February 2020
13+ Stephan Scholarship Examinations 22 January 2020
13+ Portfolio Assessment and Practical Test              5 February 2020
13+ Assessment Day 5 February 2020
13+ Assessment Test  27 January 2020
13+ Entry Examinations and Assessment Day  7-8 October 2019
13+ Entry Examinations and Assessment Day            3-4 February 2020


Lower Sixth Scholarship Examination and Assessment Dates

16+ Entry Examinations and Interview  9 November 2019
16+ Entry Examinations, Portfolio, and Interview 9 November 2019
16+ Entry Examinations, Interview and Audition 9 November 2019
16+ Entry Examinations, Interview and Audition 8 November 2019
16+ Entry Examinations and Assessment Day 9 November 2019
The Berry Scholarship for Critical Thinking  
16+ Entry Examinations 9 November 2019
16+ Entry Examinations and Interview with Music audition 8 November 2019
16+ Entry Examinations and Interview with Sport, Art or Drama assessment 9 November 2019

Please note:

• Applications are invited for Sixth Form (16+) scholarship candidates for 2019 and the closing date for scholarships and general entry is Friday 4 October 2019.

• The application forms for Third Form (13+) scholarship candidates for 2019 will be sent to Prep School Head's. The closing date for the Sport Scholarship is Friday 12 July 2019 however please note we will continue to accept applications until Friday 6 September. The closing date for all other applications is Friday 15 November 2019. 

• Interviews at Stowe and references from a candidate’s present school will be taken into account.

• The Admissions Department would be pleased to discuss any aspect of the Scholarship application process with parents. Please feel welcome to contact the Admissions Office.